Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We have color on the walls

That's right we're moving right along with the computer/sewing room.  Happily I say that as we have color on the walls, baseboards are all in (even though they still need to be finished up with caulking the nail holes, etc.) and the doorways are almost complete with new trim.

I've learned that with miter cuts not to sweat the small stuff like the pros say on HGTV.  Watching Scott McGilvray who filled in a pretty good size gap in his molding that came out beautifully.  Before I would fuss and fuss until it was absolutely looking good, now not so much! LOL

We hung a shelf and a picture last night, yes the shelf is level however my skills at holding the camera level apparently aren't. :)

I just love this picture from the local art show that is held every year.  I have three prints from there and hope to one day get them all hung up in the house.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Progress continues!

This weekend we made great strides in the computer/sewing/craft room.

Dan was sanding all day on Saturday and finished up with a nice coat of primer.  Today we painted the walls together and finished the walls and ceiling.  I'm so excited.  New outlet and light switch covers went on.

Work will continue next weekend after a week in DC for the hubby.

We went from down to the studs!

To new insulation and new wiring!

 To pretty new flat walls with a nice grayish color on the walls.  It is so bright in here I can't wait for the trim to go up so all the fun of decorating can begin.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back from NY!

We spent 5 days in Western NY visiting family/friends.  A day of travel up and a day of travel back home turns into 7 days away from home.

Oy!  The cost of kenneling 4 dogs is just outrageous.  We put them in the kennel in order to travel to DC to spend the day with my mother/sister and her two boys.  The total of dogs for 9 days of kenneling, and one to be updated on shots was over $700!  YIKES!  For that much money I could have been in a really nice hotel while in NY for 5 days.

enjoying the cool water in DC during the 100 temp days!

Returning home means unpacking the car where bags are mounted waiting for someone to put them away. Hmmmm wonder who that will be....

Dan leaves again for DC next week, we're no sooner home and he's off again making it hard to finish projects around here but progress will continue.

Fall semester starts for Bri soon, she will be taking 3 courses and adjusting her work schedule to accommodate for that.

Other news:  right after we returned home we learned that a gal that I went to school with (I was sandwiched in between her sister one grade below me and her one grade above me) was in a motorcycle accident.  This morning I awoke to a message from one of bestie classmate to tell me she had passed away last night.  Her family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Kids bored? or rainy day blues?

I saw this on another blog and thought this is an awesome idea.

Take a cereal box, cracker box, etc. and cut it up into squares and put it on the table for the kids to figure out how it goes back together. Instantly a puzzle!

Just a box that is hanging around our house waiting for recycle day.  I think this is an awesome idea and obviously a Mom that thought this up is old school like me, make due with what you have type of gal.  I love this.  Who doesn't have empty cardboard boxes laying around waiting to be recycled.  Put them to good use.

LOL backwards writing, makes me laugh.....